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Computer won't boot after installing HDD

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March 26, 2013 4:33:54 PM

Hello
I've been using an SSD on my desktop computer but i decided to swap disks with my notebook.
After successfully installing the SSD on the notebook, i installed the HDD to my desktop and tried booting it, with no success. It freezes at the BIOS post screen (ASRock green logo) and I can't even get to the UEFI.
I'm not sure if it is a SATA(1.5gbps) or SATAII(3gbps) but as far as i know the ports are backwards compatible but my motherboard (ASRock Z77 Pro3) has both SATAII and SATAIII ports.
Any idea why this is happening?
Thank you
a b G Storage
March 27, 2013 1:39:16 AM

Enter your BIOS settings and change the booting device back to HDD. I think this will resolve your problem
March 27, 2013 7:21:46 AM

Thanks for the answer.
However, i can't get to the UEFI so what I did was clearing the CMOS but it still won't boot
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